Hike & Fly Planner

Below you will find the Hike & Fly Planner.

The tool calculates the destination a paraglider can reach (in theory), gliding from a chosen starting location and elevation. The calculation rests on the assumption of these conditions:

  • Static air – no wind and no thermals.
  • Assumes flying with the set glide ratio even when turning. No change in the glide ration due to braking or accelerating.
  • The height model used is coarse with a grid size of approximately 200 meters.

The tool is meant to supplement flight preparations in addition to information like the weather forecast, aeronautical charts, and common sense.

The Hike & Fly Planner was created by Daniel Arndt and a link to the original project can be found here.

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